Infographic: (Was Re: 10th Anniversary of the Fedora Project)

Robyn Bergeron rbergero at
Fri Sep 6 13:18:12 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Brockmeier" <jzb at>
> To: "Fedora Marketing team" <marketing at>
> Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:59:36 AM
> Subject: Infographic: (Was Re: 10th Anniversary of the Fedora Project)
> On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 05:20:43AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> > I like this idea a lot - I think we could probably do something that would
> > be awesome to the point of people wanting to print it out and frame it :)
> Or perhaps put on a t-shirt?
> > Do you want to break this idea out into a separate mailing list thread so
> > it doesn't get lost? I've got a couple of things I can share just in the
> > way of "how to make awesome infographics" as well as data points. I don't
> > know that total # of versions/commits is going to work as sanely as it
> > would for other (smaller, more self-contained) projects, but I think there
> > are plenty of other data points to make use of.
> Started a separate thread. :-) Maybe we should do this on the wiki as
> well?
> Not sure what kind of data we have available, but things that might be
> interesting:
> # of packages in Fedora from FC1 - F20
> # of contributors over time
> Size of "minimal" install over time?
> # of languages supported in FC1 - F20?
> # of release names that are as nifty as "Beefy Miracle"

Yes, I agree - though some of these may be hard to obtain or have changed over time with regards to the collection methodology (# of contributors is a good example; the move from the CLA to the FPCA essentially was a reset on the contributor-counter).

Other things:

* Number of different spins created
* Number of unique IP connections
* Number of OLPC XO's shipped with Fedora
* Shortest / longest development cycle
* Number of FUDCons, Where FUDCons have been
* Number of acceptable licenses
* Number of continents on which Fedora is used and/or developed (Because Jef Spaleta is awesome and makes Antarctica happen)
* Number of Fedora Ambassadors
* Number of people who have been on the Board, FESCo, FAmSCo

Anyone else have ideas? 

Infographics can be fun, when done right; making a comprehensive list of data points available is the place to start, and then we can see about how to turn those points into something that tells a story or makes a meaningful point and then figure out how to make that work visually, rather than putting lots of charts into one large picture and hoping it says something. 

And yes - having a wiki page would be a good idea. So here it is:

If you do have ideas on data points (or even the actual data to go with it!) - feel free to share and discuss on list, but it's super helpful to also have them in the wiki page as well.


> > On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM, <jterrill at> wrote:
> > 
> > > Something else to think about:
> > >
> > > An infographic for the November anniversary could be pretty cool, with
> > > representations of total versions/commits/etc.  Any thoughts on that or
> > > what numbers/stats could be included?
> Best,
> jzb
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